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Google web alerts - abates
Brilliant but slightly odd but very nice

Alden Bates
Date: 2004-05-20 19:02
Subject: Google web alerts
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I've been trying to work out exactly what Google Web Alerts achieve... I have a Google News Alert and Web Alert on a particular phrase, and the result is that I tend to get a News Alert for a news story, and then shortly after a Web Alert for the same news story.

Which is fairly redundant really.

However, so far as I can tell, there are new web pages appearing which contain the phrase, and which I never got a Web Alert for. I guess that's why Web Alerts is still listed as a "Beta" :)
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User: mannu
Date: 2004-05-20 13:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've always had a googlealert for my name.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2004-05-20 14:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm, that looks like it might be useful - thanks!
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